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ADHD and applying for PIP

RacytraceyRacytracey Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited December 2018 in PIP, DLA and AA
hi god where do I start?? Ok I have Ben diagnosed with severe adult ADHD scoring 9/9 ICD-10-D-10 in both mental and physical areas.I have just spent weeks googling my rights as I have suffered debt drug abuse substance abuse facing homelessness you name it I have experienced it.I am also thankfully a great mum and Registered Carer to my wonderful daughter who is now an adult and now her needs are mild.I am feeling very frustrated that after finally feeling that I can’t take anymore of my daily issues I googled my symptoms and scored highly for adult ADHD.Then my doctor who has always known I have issues with abuse myself the list goes on sent me to a fourth therapist who I informed that I had done my own test then we did the proper testing and I have it in writing my score issues and more and I’m still undergoing therapy.But I’m really angry that all my previous 50 yrs of suffering all the classic things we suffer with could of been avoided so I have recently applied for PIP again doing lots of research to make sure it will be worth it and that I will be eligible and I am if I use the correct criteria but also I want to be compensated as well as again I’m facing another possible court case for arreas of rent am on a debt relief order and so much more.i have done a hell a lot of work of late but it is possible for all Iv said and it all fits into place especially being a pain to my family about money the list is endless so I have wrote to a solicitor and I know my pip will try and say not eligible but I have it all so I’m hoping I will finally get some recognition for my many dam years of suffering.So there’s some of my story please feel free to add thank you


  • GizmoTiddlesGizmoTiddles Member Posts: 129 Pioneering
    Hi @Racytracey and very good luck on your journey through the pip fiasco.
    Sounds like you've done your homework,but remember it's not what you have.But how it affects your daily needs .
    Take care 
  • CaraLeeCaraLee Member Posts: 39 Courageous
    Welcome to the community @Racytracey it's nice to meet you! :) 
    Sorry to hear about your struggles, it sounds like you are a very strong person and are approaching your situation with PIP very wisely. You have come to the right place for support and advice so please do reach out if you need any help and members of this wonderful community will help you in any way they can! I wish you all the best on your journey.  
  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Racytracey, and a warm welcome to the community!

    Thanks for sharing this with us, and I'm so sorry to hear about all you've been through. I'm glad to hear you finally have some answers, and hope you can access the support you need.

    If we can be of any assistance, do let us know. This Citizens Advice page has some great online guidance for filling in PIP application forms!
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